Elders in a Church Plant – How To Get it Right

One of the biggest mistakes I see church planters make is putting elders in place too soon. Nothing blows up church plants as quickly as leadership conflicts. Attempting to get to a plurality of elders quickly is a train-wreck in […]

How to Stop Forgetting and Follow Through

An old Proverb says, “The faintest ink is more powerful than the strongest memory.” You know that moment when a thought crashes into your mind? Perhaps it is something you need to do. Maybe it is something you need to […]

Church PlantingLeadership | Sep 10, 2015

How to Get your Portable Church into a Permanent Building

I used to think that a church did not need a building. In fact, I spent the first five years of our church plant telling people that we didn’t need a building because the “People are the church and not […]

A New (Improved) Allowance System for Kids

We have a new system for our kids allowance. I am convinced that it is a great new system, as I’ve personally seen the response from my kids and rewards it has brought them. Since our four kids were small, […]

10 Things Kids (and Adults) Can Do Instead of Watching TV

TV seems to be a wonderful babysitter. You can buy hours of peace and quiet by simply turning on the TV. Few thinking parents, however, are comfortable with kids watching TV nonstop. Excessive TV watching does not promote thinking, growing, […]